In And Around Hannibal

By Rita Hooper

Don’t forget, that today, (Saturday May 17) is the day to dispose of up to eight old tires for free.  

Tractor tires will be taken too, but must be cut in four pieces. This is all part of an effort to get rid of tires that hold standing water that attracts disease carrying mosquitoes.

Remember to dump that little red wagon and dad’s wheel barrow and other similar containers that catch and hold rain water.

I understand they will also be taking electronic stuff for free. Now’s the time to get rid of those monitors and computers you’ve been storing.

Hannibal Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for your convenience.

The Southwest Oswego United Methodist Church will serve a roast pork dinner at 4:30 p.m. today, Saturday, May 17. The menu is roast pork, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cabbage salad, roll, beverage and homemade pie for dessert.

Takeouts are available. The church is located at 7721 state Route 104 west, next to Ontario Orchards.

Sunday, Camp Hollis will be holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.  Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County – that’s you and me folks. It began as a health camp for children with tuberculosis in 1956, I think.

Camp Hollis is a camp for county residents between ages 9 and 14.  Many children over the years have spent a week at Camp Hollis and it holds a big spot in their lives.

My own son worked there for five years, rising from counselor to director and then an additional year working for AmeriCorps.

It was his work experience there and as a camper at Vanderkamp that led him to choose a career in camping.

You just never know what a summer job can lead to.

The Senior Meals Program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday for lunch at the Senior Center promptly at noon.

The center, in the library o Oswego Street, opens at 10 for those who like to work on puzzles, read the paper or just have a chat over coffee.

Give Rosemary a call at 564-5471, and make your reservation. This week’s menu features:

  • Monday, May 19 — open-faced hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable blend, fruit cup
  • Wednesday — Turkey sloppy Joe, baked beans, cole slaw, mixed fruit
  • Friday — Swedish meatballs over egg noodles, vegetable blend, juice, pudding

Activities: Monday — Wii bowling and games, Wednesday — games and bingo;   Friday — games.

Bone Builders meets at the American Legion at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The group concentrates on weight bearing and balance exercises to help prevent osteoporosis from getting worse.

Louise Kellogg and Barbara Gifford are the instructors in Hannibal. Give either one of them a call or stop in during the class and check it out. I know they have a real good time at that class!

Don’t forget to vote from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 on the Hannibal school budget. Voting will take place in the board of education room in the high school. Come in the district office door at the south end of the building on Cayuga Street.

There will also be a proposition to purchase three school buses and the election of two members to the school board. Dale Young, an incumbent and Jack Pope, president of the Hannibal Library Board, are running unopposed.

Speaking of education, registration for Hannibal’s pre-K program has begun for the 2014-15 school year.  If your child will be 4 years old, on or before Dec. 1, 2014 they are eligible for this program.

If you have not received information on this program, call Fairley School 564-7945 ext. 3004, and they will mail the information to you.

The Hannibal Methodist Church serves a free lunch (donations for this ministry accepted though) at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. The church is one block west of the Village Square on Route 3

The Hannibal Historical Society banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 at the Hannibal United Methodist Church.

Fred Kent, Jr. will be recognized for his community service. Reservations for the roast beef dinner may be made at 564-6690.

Attention Hannibal alumni

This year’s Hannibal High/Central School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 14 at the Elks Lodge in Fulton.

A social hour will be held at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. This will be a buffet style dinner with the following menu: roast turkey with gravy, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, tossed salad, ziti, rolls, cupcakes, coffee/tea.

Banquet tickets are $13 per person, including gratuity and tax. Make your reservations with your payment to Faye Kimball, 32 Hannum Road, Hannibal, NY 13074. All reservations must be to Faye by Tuesday, May 27.

Make your check payable to H.C.S. Alumni Association. No refunds after the reservation deadline.

An annual scholarship has been established to be awarded at graduation. The first recipient, Samantha Familo, is attending SUNY Cortland studying to be an athletic trainer. There will be an opportunity at the banquet to make a donation to continue this scholarship. Anyone unable to attend the banquet may submit a donation with his/her reservation/dues.

Letters from alumni will be posted on a bulletin board for all alumni to read, so if you can’t come, but want to get your info to your alums, this might be a good way to do it.

They would like your help to keep the alumni association growing. If you have sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors or friends who are alumni, please encourage them to come and pass on the information in this letter to them.

To help reduce the postage costs, they are requesting you send them your email address and phone number in case of future, unsuccessful email attempts.

The Hannibal Class of 1964 is looking for the following classmates:  Paul Broderick, Louise Darnall, Marilyn Kyle Jabaut, Rodney Gilchrist, Linda Smith Hilton, Nancy Thomas Carkey and Joan Wood Wallach.

Anyone with information regarding these classmates contact either Carol (Hyde) Eggleston, 564-6780 or Brenda (Muckey) Frazier-Hartle at,  598-6321.

Save these dates

The Hannibal United Methodist Church is busily working on the 175th Celebration Revival planned for 11 a.m. June 22.

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the organizing of the Methodist Church of Hannibal, the Hannibal Historical Society has released the Hannibal Methodist Church ornament. To purchase an ornament call Ann Mahaney at 564-5658.

The fourth annual SOS Music Fest July 18 through 20 in Hannibal. For information call Erik at 564-6133.

On July 20, the Concert in the Park at the Hannibal Firemen’s Field will follow the Save our Students (SOS) Fest. The concert will feature the 10th Mountain Division Band.

The outstanding Fulton Community Band also will perform. Both bands will combine for the last part of the concert . Food and refreshments will be available, parking and admission are both free and the event will take place rain or shine.

Rita Hooper

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